Article – PRD deputy chief visits Mae Sot to observe the country’s first SEZ

by 10 April 2015

10 March 2015 Pattaya Mail

Deputy Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department Prawin Pattanapong and his entourage on Monday visited Mae Sot border district in Tak Province, to study the progress of the country’s first Special Economic Zone which has been established to catch up with business opportunities offered by the approaching ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Mr. Prawin met with the provincial committee responsible for the economic zone establishment, led by Tak Governor Hataya [...]

Article – Thailand to establish special economic zone on Myanmar border

by 10 February 2015

3 February 2015 Martin Lowe CCTV

Thailand’s military-appointed government is launching special economic zones to stimulate trade and revive a lagging economy, with the first one on the Thai-Myanmar border.

Smuggling across the Moei River between Thailand and Myanmar is a way of life as drugs, timber, jade, and people make their way into Thailand on small boats. There’s also illegal trading in cigarettes and alcohol. At times it’s affected legal commerce between the two [...]

Article – Chiang Rai to be Logistics Hub for Greater Mekong Subregion

by 3 February 2015

28 January 2015 Chiangrai Times

CHIANG RAI – Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich has reported that Thailand will continue with its special economic zone (SEZ) plan to promote the northern city of Chiang Rai as a major logistics centre of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the Industry Minister said yesterday.

Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich:

Chiang Rai is in a perfect location, which is suitable to be promoted as a logistics centre of the GMS because it is [...]